One of Glasgow’s newest openings this stylish 245-bed four-star hotel oozes pared-down European cool and is a very welcome addition to the George Square offering.

A bright, spacious and modern contemporary building is paired with a restoration of the former, Grade A-listed Glasgow Parish Hall, dating from 1901, which has been transformed into heritage rooms.

The showpiece £3000 a night penthouse suite features original bronze cherubs, glass cupola and stained glass and is certain to attract the A-listers in town.

The Herald:

The hotel has a 24/7 gym and contemporary working space where guests can make use of self-service snacks and complimentary WiFi

Our executive room on the 7th floor, at eye level with the dome of the City Chambers, boasts spectacular views over the square and the twinkling festive lights.

Sleek and functional, there is high-speed internet, a flat screen TV and luxury Korres toiletries. We enjoy a very peaceful sleep in the heart of the city.


Neighbouring the spacious lounge and bar is Hazel, a stylish new 100-seater restaurant for guests led by French Head Chef Eric Avenier that is certain to pull in discerning Glasgow diners.

The Herald:

Named after (and incorporating) the famous tree that features in the legend of St Mungo, it boasts an expansive menu of small and larger plates blending Spanish and  Scottish tastes with Dry-Aged Scotch Steak sitting alongside Merguez Sausage.

The creamy vegan Feta was the best copy I’ve ever tasted.


The hotel is 150 metres from Glasgow Queen Street Station and minutes from some of the city’s most visited areas and attractions including the Gallery of Modern Art and the ‘Golden Z’ shopping district.

The Herald:

The staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly.

AC by Marriott Glasgow, 266 George St, Glasgow G1 1QX. Rooms start at £139.